The Birth of a 'Centennial Spray' in New Zealand!

These photos will (hopefully) record the construction of our Bruce Roberts
'Centennial Spray 38'.
MANY thanks to Blair Boats for making the project happen!

November 2003


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All of the deck hardware has now been installed. In this photo taken from the aft deck, the mizzen mast base, the mainsheet track and the arrangement of cockpit winches and clutches can be seen. The modified bronze "mushroom vents" on either side of the mizzen mast will be underneath teak dorade boxes, topped with bronze cowl vents.

Deck hardware from aft
Deck hardware from forward

A photo from the foredeck showing the deck layout. Note the main mast collar, staysail track (on the edge of the cabin top between the lower shroud chainplates) and the windlass behind the starboard sampson post.

On the sidedecks we have completed installation of the deck prisms (two on each side of the boat), deck fills, stanchion bases, and genoa and gennaker turning blocks. Note the two bronze strips on the edge of the cabintop to protect against sheet wear.

Port side deck
Moving boat from shed

With the exterior of the boat complete and weatherproof, it has been moved from it's cradle in the shed onto a specialised boat transport truck.

The boat on site at the marina, ready to be hardstanded while the interior is painted and all systems are installed.

Boat ready for hardstand


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